Join Grassroots Change’s Michael Bare in Denver and Pittsburgh!
Michael Bare, Program Manager and Policy Analyst with Preemption Watch, a project of Grassroots Change, will be attending the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition (APHA) in Denver from October 30 – November 2, and theNational League of Cities’ City Summit (NLC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from November 16 – 19.
At APHA, Michael will be attending several caucus meetings that are relevant to current trends in federal and state preemption of local public health authority, as well as meeting with our partners and colleagues. At NLC, Michael will be tabling with Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights in the exhibitor hall, discussing the threat of preemption across public health issues with local advocates and policy makers.
Please email Michael if you would like to connect at either meeting.
Thank You Again to our Friends and Colleagues with Place Matters Oregon
We joined nearly 500 public health practitioners and advocates in Portland for the bi-annual Place Matters Oregon conference from October 3-5. Our Director, Mark Pertschuk, gave a plenary talk entitled “Building a Public Health Movement Starts with the Local Community,” followed by our breakout session, “From Berkeley to Boulder: Applying Tobacco Lessons to Address Sugary Beverages.” Grassroots Change’s Michael Bare was joined by Annie Tegen of Healthy Food America and Sara Soka, the former Campaign Manager for the successful Berkeley vs. Big Soda campaign. The questions and conversations during the plenary and breakout inspired and energized us for our current and future work in Oregon and around the country!